|Joe Pantoliano||John Marino|
|Marcia Gay Harden||Mary Marino|
|Devon Gearhart||Chris Marino|
In a small coastal town, contractor John Marino struggles to understand his wife, Mary, when she starts behaving strangely. After a doctor's visit, they discover she has schizophrenia. Nothing the doctors do helps, however, so John must live with his wife's incurable mental illness, while also helping their confused child Chris make sense of it. But as Mary's mental state declines, John finds an unexpected source of comfort in his son.